Help Choose Wesleyan’s Next CIO

From Syed Ali ’13 (yeah brah, I know that’s me):

Printers in ST Lab got you down?  Wondering if and how Wesleyan should make a foray into online education?  Want to know the realm of possibilities new technology can introduce to Wesleyan?

If so, you might be interested in helping select Wesleyan’s next Chief Information Officer.  The Chief Information Officer, who may go by the title of Vice President for Information Technology, heads Information Technology Services (ITS) and reports directly to President Roth as a member of his cabinet.  Remember that ITS is not just the Helpdesk, but affects nearly all aspects of the University, from Moodle and ePortfolio to LaundryView and the Internet.  This person, as a high-level executive, will help develop Wesleyan’s strategic direction and oversee a multimillion dollar budget.  This is one of highest level hires, if not the most, that has been made since any of us have been at Wesleyan.

We want all students to have the opportunity to have a say in the final selection, not just WSA members.  The CIO Search Committee (comprised of administrators, faculty, and a student), with the aid of a private firm, narrowed down from over a hundred applicants to three finalists.  Now, these three finalists will each be spending one day on campus to meet with various constituencies, including students.  The meetings will be next week:
  • Tuesday, March 27, 12-1PM
  • Wednesday, March 28, 12-1PM
  • Thursday, March 29, 12-1PM
Please email sali[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you would like to be involved by Saturday, March 24 at 4PM.  There is limited space and it will be allotted on a first come, first served basis, so please let me know as soon as possible.  To be fair to the candidates, you must be able to attend all three sessions.
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